Labor Day Poem

This Labor Day Poem is available for your business office.

Labor Day is a holiday in the United States that is celebrated the first Monday in September every year. It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans.

Labor Day celebrates the contributions that hard workers have made to the strength, prosperity and the well-being of America.

In March 2013, the Department of Labor celebrated 100 years of service to workers in United States. They launched a years worth of educational events outlining the Department’s history.

On March 4, 1913, President William Howard Taft – on his last day in office – reluctantly signed legislation creating the United States Department of Labor and giving workers a direct seat in the President’s cabinet for the first time.

Poem for Labor Day

Labor Day Lament, 2011

By Lionel E. Deimel

With bosses making millions,

And millions unemployed,

Hapless workers, by the millions,

Have seen their dreams destroyed.

 

America the beautiful,

America the strong,

New order of the ages,

Where oh where did you go wrong?

 

We look for Christian charity,

For pity toward the poor;

We find instead indifference

And the rich demanding more.

 

Pollution from their smokestacks

The breath of infants robs;

They say that regulations

Will only kill our jobs.

America the beautiful,

America the strong,

New order of the ages,

Where oh where did you go wrong?

 

Our politicians ponder

How to fool the average Joe

Into thinking every problem

Can be solved by saying “no”.

For wrecking our prosperity,

No bankers went to jail;

They’d rather crush the middle class

Than let a big bank fail.

 

America the beautiful,

America the strong,

New order of the ages,

Where oh where did you go wrong?

 

Corporations are just people

In somewhat different guise,

So judges gave them license

To feed us all their lies.

 

The unions are retreating;

Their time, it’s said, is gone;

Amidst our countless troubles,

Tell me, which side are you one?

 

America the beautiful,

America the strong,

New order of the ages,

Where oh where did you go wrong?


If your small business office gives your employees a day off on Labor Day then you can give this to them before that day along with their Labor Day Card…

Every employee will appreciate the day off with pay to be able to be with their special friends and family!

Click on the link below to download the printable Labor Day Poem below:

 

Labor Day Poem

Labor Day Poem

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